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The Race to Find a Sustainable Car Battery Recycling Solution

The biggest challenge we face when it comes to recycling car batteries is the emergence of electric cars and hybrids, these cars use lithium ion batteries which are more complex and could be more hazardous than the standard car batteries.  Some companies are trying to lead the way to find viable solutions for disposal of these new batteries.

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Sheffield Council Under Fire for Failing to Recycle All Plastics

Sheffield council said it had the best recycling rates in South Yorkshire, but they have been criticised for the introduction of brown recycling bins that are going to replace the blue recycling boxes due to the fact they wont be accepting all plastic items, this includes yoghurt pots, carrier bags and margarine tubs.  

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Coca-Cola Launches Recycle Week Recycling Campaign

Coca Cola Europe has laumched a new marketing campaign aimed at encouraging people to recycle their empty drinks bottles and offering a reward when they do so.  Also during recycle week,  Coca Cola will take over Picadilly lights and encourage passers by to recycle their plastic bottles once they have finished their drink.  

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Severn Trent Water Buy Food Waste Recycling Firm

Severn Trent has branched out and bought a food waste recycling company called Agrivert.  Agrivert produces energy from food waste and was bought as part of its Green Power Business, and they say that renewable energy is of strategic importance to them and the country as a whole.  

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Council Bosses Aim to Make the Notting Hill Carnival Sustainable

People who attended this year's Notting Hill Carnival were encouraged to recycled their aluminium cans as part of 'Every Can Counts' programme.  After the carnival it took two nights and over 30 refuse trucks sweepers to clean up the area, despite this they say that recycling was increased during the festival.

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